RIM Won't be Happy to Learn That Google's New Tablet May be Called 'Play'

Posted by Knowlton Thomas

Waterloo-based Research In Motion launched the BlackBerry PlayBook, known effectively as just "PlayBook," in April last year. It was not a name that everyone liked, but it was definitely different than all the "pad" and "tab" names for tablets, such as the iPad and Galaxy Tab.

So surely, RIM will not be pleased to learn that Google—who is planning to launch its own-branded tablet, much like it did with the Google Nexus smartphone lineup—may be called the Google Play. The tablet, which could go into production as soon as next month, could have the word "play" in its title after it was noticed that the software giant was registering a bunch of particular domain names this week.

Google has registered googleplaygames.com, appsonplay.com, booksonplay.com, gamesonplay.com, and tvonplay.com, among others. The Play tablet is expected to be 7 inches and run Android Ice Cream Sandwich, or 4.0.

Company:
BlackBerry
Website:
http://www.blackberry.com
Location:
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999. BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day. The BlackBerry product line includes the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet, the award-winning... more

Company:
Google
Website:
http://www.google.com
Location:
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. As a first step to fulfilling that mission, Google's founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin developed a new approach to online search that took root in a Stanford University dorm room and quickly spread to information seekers around the globe. Google is now widely recognized as the world's largest search engine --... more


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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys playing tennis or otherwise enjoying the outdoors. more



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